It was January 1969. My father had flown a single-seat motor glider, a Fournier RF-4, from Yucca Valley, California, where he managed the airport, to Sedona, Arizona. The airplane was either N1771 or N7723; both resided at Yucca Valley at the time, and both are still in the registry — what wonderfully long careers airplanes have! Late in the afternoon he called to say that he had landed gear up at the carrierlike mesa-top airport at Oak Creek Canyon and asked if I would come to fetch him. We had a couple of Cessna 150s that we used as runabouts, and I flew one of them — N8914S, which, speaking of the current registry, I see now belongs to a Mr. David Reznik of San Jose, California — to Sedona to pick him up.